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Hotel guests: what are your cultural expectations?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Would you like congee with that? Amanda Morison examines the different expectations of hotel guests around the world

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Persuader or pushover? Take our quiz

Friday, September 12, 2014

Take the business life quiz to test the strength of your skills when negotiating, persuading colleagues or generally making things happen

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Features

Money: why cash is down but not out

Monday, September 8, 2014

It may have been in decline for a while, but the death of cash has been greatly exaggerated, says Neasa MacErlean

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Business Life Blog

Six tips for switching back on after a holiday

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

If you're a high-flying chief executive or running a business of your own, learning to switch off can feel like a real challenge — but getting back into a 'work' frame of mind after a holiday can be even harder

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Henrietta Thompson

The mega rich market: meet the UHNWIs

Monday, September 1, 2014

Across the world, the super-rich are growing in number. And businesses are learning to satisfy their wildest desires...

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People

Should I take any role to get my foot in the door?

Dragons' Den's Deborah Meaden answers your business questions. This month, is it worth lowering your standards to get your foot in the door?

Pet theories: Claire Horton

Claire Horton, CEO of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, on her live-in ambassador

business life meets... Barry Dickins

Barry Dickins, is this year celebrating 50 years as a live music booking agent. He has worked with legendary acts such as Bob Dylan, The Doors, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The company he co-founded, International Talent Booking, represents major artists, from Neil Young to James Blake.

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Tech & Gadgets

Stop complaining about technology

Give technology a break, says Jonathan Margolis. It's not so long ago that we happily used payphones, maps and dial-up modems

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Books

The 20 hour rule: how to learn a new skill fast

In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman reveals the golden rule of learning a new skill

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What's the secret to a happy partnership? Just ask Bill Murray

Ben Hammersley

If you're looking to make a commitment — in business or in life — Hollywood star Bill Murray has some helpful advice to offer, reveals Ben Hammersley

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